Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Look Out, Here Comes The Spiderman!

There are a TON of big movies coming out this summer. Transformers, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Shrek the Third, Ocean's Thirteen, Live Free Or Die Hard, The Bourne Ultimatum, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End, Ratatouille, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Simpsons Movie...the list goes on and on. However, for my money Spiderman 3 is the one I'm looking forward to the most. And with only two more days until it's official release I'm pretty damn psyched. In fact, I already have plans to see it not only on Friday, but Saturday as well.

Now, as I'm sure everyone has heard, Spiderman 3 is getting less-than-spectacular reviews. Every tidbit I read online from someone who's seen the movie, be it an official review or not, is saying that there are too many villains or that there's not as much character development as before or what have you. These reports have placed the slightest bit of doubt in my mind as to whether the film will be up to my expectations. I still can't submit to the belief that Spiderman 3 will be a bad movie, though. And I'll tell you why...

In preparation for the release of Spiderman 3 in theaters, I planned to watch both Spiderman and Spiderman 2 over the next two days. This way I'd be not only primed to see the third installment of the franchise, but also primed to write a triple threat review of the entire series right here on this very blog.

Tonight I got a bit ahead of myself and watched both films back to back. After doing so, and knowing that Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, and the rest of the gang are all back for the third go 'round, I just don't see how Spiderman 3 could be a bad movie. Maybe not as good as the second one, or even the first, but I still expect to walk out of the theater after seeing Spiderman 3 with a two hour-old smile on my face.

As I count the hours until the film's release, we can only wait and see...

1 comment:

Scott Ewen said...

I'm interested to know what you thought of Spidey 3. Other than emo Spidey, I loved it, but I seem to be in the minority.